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On a more personal note

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at 8:37 PM

I just wanted to let those of you who read and participate in my blog know that I will be out Thursday and Friday, so if I don't respond it doesn't mean I'm ignoring you. I'll have my computer, but access will be scarce I'm sure.

My dad is having about a foot of colon removed Thursday morning so I will be up in Troy with him.

I'm sure everything will go fine, but my family and I would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks to everyone.


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We will pray for your father, Corey. And don't worry about us; we can take care of things while you're gone. Be safe!

And, oh, yes....I think you should leave me in charge....

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 8:46 PM

Sorry to hear that Corey. Hope everything works out fine. Let us know if you need anything. We can do it. Just call or email.

I was going to say something about leaving gl in charge, but I lost my nerve.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 9:06 PM

We'll keep you and your dear father in our prayers.

You'll need our prayers if you leave gl in charge.

-- Posted by Ducky on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 9:29 PM
Corey Noles' response:
HAHA...I'm sure I will!

Thanks again for everyone's kind words. We appreciate it.

I hope everything works out with your father Corey, we will keep you in our prayers...I am sure GL will do a fine job of keeping us in line....God Bless

-- Posted by LUFER on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 12:54 AM

Thank you for your vote of confidence, Lufer, though Corey seems not to have received my suggestion with the level of serious attention that I feel it deserves - and I.B. has taken the diplomatic (or chicken) way out!

But, Ducky Girl, I hardly expected sarcasm from my partner in crime in the blogisphere! After all the many, many hours we've spent together, supporting our dear Statesman bloggers with our wise contributions to this innovative experiment in technology!

Where is your loyalty??

Never fear, Corey, I am a highly responsible, intelligent woman of the goatherding persuasion, and I have the help of all my .....friends (?) like Ducky, cake lady, and ....well, I'm not sure about I.B.....

We will not abandon your blog while you are helping your father in his time of need.

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 6:08 AM
Corey Noles' response:
It's cool GL. I trust you can monitor all the words we're not supposed to say like @$%# and #%*(@) and any others.

Prayers to you and your family. A speedy recovery to your Dad.

-- Posted by D.W.B. on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 12:40 PM
Corey Noles' response:
Thank you very much. We appreciate it.

Don't worry Corey. Goat Lady wouldn't actually try to hijack your blog while you're gone. She'll wait until you're back.

-- Posted by Ducky on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 8:31 PM

AHA!! I turn my back for one minute, and my fellow bloggers are sabotaging my peaceful takeover of Corey's blog.... Oh, er...sorry, Corey, I meant...my noble effort to maintain your blog until your return!!

As for all those horrible nasty words, I'm sure you know how abhorrent those terrible utterances are to my delicate, sensitive ears!!!

Never fear....your blog is in good hands with me!!

(All right, now, you dirtbag bloggers! Drop and give me fifty!! I'll show ya how a blog oughta be run!! Hup! Hup!)

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 9:06 PM

Anyone heard from Corey?

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Jul 26, 2007, at 10:15 PM

I haven't, but I plan to check on him today. Bless his heart, I miss him a BUNCH!!! The 'ole Bloggisphere just isn't the same w/o him! It has a big hole in it!! Kinda like the ozone....

I'll let you know what I find out......

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 6:30 AM

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!

I talked to Corey and he has informed me that "Dad's surgery only lasted about an hour and the doctors say he is doing 'GREAT'."

He will remain in the hospital for about four days, which is standard procedure for that type of operation, But everything is going great.

-- Posted by greer958 on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 9:38 AM

Wonderful to hear about Corey's dad. We'll keep him in our prayers. Recovery will take a while.

Thanks for keeping us up to date, greer.

-- Posted by Ducky on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 12:29 PM

Good to hear that Corey's dad is doing well. Thanks for the update!

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 3:17 PM

Get well soon Corey's Dad.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 10:19 PM

I love these blogs! Everybody can joke, argue, and laugh at each other - and then, something like this happens, and we all pull together for one of our own.

Gosh, darn, I think I'm gonna cry!

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jul 27, 2007, at 10:35 PM

Well, I'm home. Dad's surgery went well. They removed a foot of large intestine, but were able to do it laproscopically (sp?) so that should cut the healing time way down. He will hopefully be out of the hospital by Sunday or Monday. They have him up walking around this morning and the pain seems to have cut back considerably.

Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers. They're very important to us.


-- Posted by CoreyN on Sat, Jul 28, 2007, at 10:37 AM

I cannot believe what those doctors can do with a laproscope! It doesn't seem possible!

Anyway, let me be the first of your many, many fans to welcome you back home, Corey. You were sorely missed, as you can tell from our daily bemoaning your absense...

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Jul 28, 2007, at 5:42 PM

Oh Goat Lady, it appears I overslept and missed your entire peaceful takeover attempt of this blog! If only I could have assisted you - I could have been baking "blogcakes" for all the competition! Peace Corey...glad all is well.

-- Posted by letseatcake633 on Sat, Jul 28, 2007, at 10:04 PM

Thank you, thank you, cake lady..I certainly could have used your help and your blogcakes...

...although I don't know if any of us would have been left alive when Corey returned.....Your cakes do have a certain reputation....

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Jul 29, 2007, at 9:02 AM

How is your Dad?

-- Posted by D.W.B. on Tue, Aug 7, 2007, at 8:37 AM
Corey Noles' response:
Sorry I hadn't filled anyone in on this, but I've been very busy since I made it home. The surgery went really well and laster just over an hour. Dad is doing pretty well, he's still rather uncomfortable, but we hope that's going to be getting better in the near future. They had some difficulty getting his colon to start working again, but they said some people just take longer than others.

The doctors are reasonably sure there was no cancer, but even if there was they said they are 100-percent confident they got it all.

He is home however and resting in his own bed which has made him at least a lot more happy.

My family and I all appreciate the kind words and prayers everyone sent out.

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Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.

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